Take Note!


Today I am grateful for:

  • Living a healthy life
  • My little family (J + Nash) and my big family (parents, sister, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins)
  • Working in a field I love
  • Podcasts that make me laugh out loud
  • A deep-cleaned house
  • Homemade dinners
  • Sunshine on a cold December day
  • Compliments from strangers
  • Studying from the comfort of my own bed
  • Puppy snuggles

Can you believe that we have less than one month left before 2020 is over!? Something I really wanted to focus on this year was practicing gratitude. I’m grateful for lots of things- big things, small things and everything in between. Most days I choose to focus on big + important things, like my health and my families health. Other days I feel grateful for little things, like the good ‘ol days of drinking hot coffee while walking down the aisles of winners (if you know you know). I can’t tell you how many cute notebooks I’ve brought home from that place hoping that I would stick to my (every-year-ever) goal of journaling. *I know, I know, I know. Put the notebooks DOWN silken, you don’t need them! But this year, for whatever reason I stuck to my goal! In January I began using a gratitude journal, every morning I would write down three things I was grateful for and three things I was looking forward to *and yes, I found the journal for like $7 in a winners*. I began to notice the little things in life that actually had a huge impact on my mindset. I felt like I was becoming a more positive and happy person (because I totally was)! To this day I still consistently write down 5-10 things I’m grateful for and I’m onto filling my second notebook with words of love, gratitude and positivity! I’m such a big believer in all things self-growth, self-care and self-reflection. I truly believe in order to be the best version of yourself, you should be doing things to work on self-growth every.single.day. I also truly believe, if you read my blogs you’re probably into the same things as I am! With the new year coming up, many people are going to begin to start thinking about their goals/resolutions. This year, instead of focusing on all of the things you want to change about your life…I challenge you to focus/reflect on all of the things you’re already grateful for in your life! I’ve come up with a few journal prompts to help get you started…so grab your favourite notebook & pen and let’s get writing!

  • What inspires you? Are you finding inspiration regularly or just going through the motions of life?
  • What are you grateful for this season? What can you do to start focusing on gratitude?
  • What do you love about yourself? What self care can you begin implementing this year?
  • If you could spend the holidays anywhere in the world, where would it be? with who? why?
  • What is one quote that inspired you this year?
  • Write a letter to the year 2020 about one lesson you learned this year.
  • What are your favourite winter traditions and why?
  • What is your top priority for 2021?
  • What were your goals at the beginning of the year vs. now?
  • What is something you find comfort in?
  • What is your biggest gift in life right now?

Today’s Mantra: when you focus on the good, the good gets better!

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